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Mayoral candidate withdraws from race

March 20, 2018

The field of candidates for the office of mayor of Key West has shrunk by one following the announcement that hotelier Kate Miano has dropped out of the race. The Gardens Hotel owner voiced...more

Officials wanted Parkland suspect committed in 2016

March 20, 2018

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Parkland, Florida, school massacre that they decided to have him forcibly committed more than a year...more

Parkland students appearing on morning shows, urge change

March 20, 2018

MIAMI — A group of students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot on Valentine’s Day fanned out to speak on morning television shows in New York as they get set to host a...more

Sheriff set for ‘copter purchase

March 20, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will purchase a helicopter for its Trauma Star service in the coming weeks, according to Sheriff Rick Ramsay. The department has been searching for a...more

Battery arrest after car fight while driving

March 20, 2018

A 28-year old man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in her car while driving on U.S. 1 Sunday evening. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Mile Marker 11 after a bystander called in the incident after the woman was left bleeding on the side of the road. Her boyfriend had driven away...more

March 20, 2018

“It’s time for Commissioner Payne to start worrying about issues that matter to people in his district, not Truman Waterfront. I don’t know of a single neighbor who cares about that harbor. We all support the Navy! I know you feel obligated to your largest campaign contributor who needs the harbor to launch duck tours...more

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Attorney seeks state House seat held by Raschein

March 14, 2018

KEY LARGO — Longtime resident and real estate attorney Pat Gessel filed her candidacy last Monday to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 120 seat held by incumbent...more

Business group to host father-daughter political duo

March 14, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Upper Keys Business & Professional Women’s March luncheon is hosting guest speakers, former Democratic governor of Florida and former U.S. senator Bob Graham and...more

City mulls building fees, hears damage report

March 14, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council was to consider amending its fees for reviewing building plans, and permitting and inspection services, as well as hear a candid report on...more

Glades reservoir project heads to feds

March 14, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — State water managers voted Thursday to send an Everglades reservoir plan to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works for the next stamp of approval required...more


The criminalization of immigrants

March 17, 2018

The criminalization of immigrants Key West and Monroe County face looming economic, humanitarian and constitutional issues regarding immigration and enforcement. Industries such as hotels,...more

One of the joys of being Grampa is there’s a grandson

March 10, 2018

A wise woman once said: “The days are long … but the years are short.” At this point in my life, I have come to realize that truer words were never spoken. While you can try to...more

Workforce housing solutions available

March 10, 2018

Workforce housing solutions available I’ve always felt bad that the Board of County Commissioners accepted FEMA’s refusal to allow downstairs enclosure to be rented as efficiency...more

Time to shed light on daylight savings time

March 7, 2018

Leave our time alone — that’s the message of the Florida legislature to Congress. Just as everyone is preparing to “change time” again this weekend, turning our clocks...more


Key West Conchs and All-Stars return to Rex for games on Saturday

March 20, 2018

The Key West Conchs and Key West All-Stars will meet for the seventh annual Adult Baseball Tournament this weekend at Rex Weech Field. Organizer Ron Russo said players are encouraged to...more

Record times posted in Big Pine race

March 20, 2018

More than 100 runners and walkers took part in the fourth annual Run With Deer 5K event on Saturday morning at the new Refuges Nature Center on Big Pine Key.  The overall female winner...more

Lady Dolphins lose a pair in Slamfest’s first day

March 19, 2018

It was a rough start for the Marathon High softball team during the Slamfest tournament, as mistakes proved costly during a 5-0 loss to King’s Academy in the opener and then falling 7-6 to...more

Sports – Local

March 19, 2018

SOUTHERNMOST BOCCE LEAGUE www.southernmostbocce.org MONDAY W L GB Esky Rods 14 1 0 Waterfront Brewery 11 4 3 Voyingo 11 4 3 McKendry Builders 10 5 4 Mission Imbocceball 7 5 5.5 Keys Armored...more